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Relatives wait anxiously outside Venezuelan prison after gunfire is heard

Relatives of inmates cry outside the La Planta prison in Caracas, April 30, after riots erupted inside the prison. Gunshots and explosions were heard inside the prison after a plan for a massive escape was discovered by guards.
Relatives of inmates cry outside the La Planta prison in Caracas, April 30, after riots erupted inside the prison. Gunshots and explosions were heard inside the prison after a plan for a massive escape was discovered by guards.Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters
Relatives of inmates pray outside the La Planta prison in Caracas, April 30, after riots erupted inside the prison.Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

Relatives of inmates cry outside the La Planta prison in Caracas, April 30, after riots erupted inside the prison. Gunshots and explosions were heard inside the prison after a plan for a massive escape was discovered by guards.Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

 Authorities discovered a tunnel  on Friday leading out of the La Planta prison in Caracas which they believe was constructed for an escape attempt. Today, relatives waited anxiously outside for news after explosions and gunfire were heard inside the prison.

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